Rewilding Board Member Kim Crumbo
Kim Crumbo served 20 years with the National Park Service in Grand Canyon as the river ranger and later as Wilderness Coordinator. He worked as professional river guide for 10 years and two years as the Utah Wilderness Coordinator for the Sierra Club.
Kim is a proud Citizen Member of the Potawatomi Tribe. His grandparents were Native
American and he spent a good portion of his early childhood on or near reservations. His
time in the Navy, along with 30 years on the river as a guide and National Park Service
ranger and Wilderness manager, mostly at Grand Canyon National Park, offered
opportunities to work directly with diverse individuals including Navajo, Hopi, Paiute,
Havasupai, Hualapai, Zuni, and Ute folks. Kim’s 20 years as an advocate for public land
protection continues to provide him many opportunities to exchange ideas and concerns of
importance to Tribal interests.
Before his experience on rivers and in wilderness activism, he spent four years with the
Navy’s SEAL Team One completing two combat deployments to Vietnam. Kim received a
B.S. in Environmental Studies from Utah State University, with postgraduate work in
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